Chapter 2
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Consenting to Psychotropic Medications

Informed consent must be obtained from the medical consenter for each new medication and for changes in the dose.  A signed Psychotropic Medication Treatment Consent form (DFPS Form 4526) is required for each new psychotropic medication.

  • The medical consenter must provide to the CPS caseworker all completed Forms 4526, Psychotropic Medication Treatment Consent, as soon as possible or within 5 business days.

If the medical consenter is not a CPS employee, he or she must also let the CPS caseworker or supervisor know about the decision to consent to the medication or dose changes or the decision not to consent by the next business day by e-mail or other written communication.

If the medical consenter is not sure whether to consent to the medication, he or she should discuss his or her concerns first with the prescribing medical provider and also with others involved in the case, such as the CPS caseworker, child placing agency staff, or residential operation treatment team.